Koerseklakske | Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke
Belgium
tgaverhopke.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by timtim on 12-04-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
14.78%
 
 
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Knapp85
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a fizzy looking bright yellow color. There is a slight haziness to the brew but no lacing or retention. The smell of the beer is very faint, some citrus notes and some Belgian yeast in the mix. The taste of the beer is mostly citrusy, not earthy at all but very lively. The mouthfeel is light, airy and has a tingling carbonation to it. Overall this brew has a really refreshing feel and taste. The label says easy drinking and they aren kidding. Worth a try I think.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is rather hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with delicate lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of lemon citrus in the nose along with some hints of yeast.
T: Like the smell, the taste is lemony and has some flavors of wheat with a light amount of sourness. There are some faint hints of coriander spices towards the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is extremely easy to drink, refreshing and quite unique. It seems most similar to a witbier, except for the lemon citrus flavors and sourness. This is definitely a good choice for a beer on a hot summer day.

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep golden color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, wheat, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with well balanced fruity/earthy yeast, bready malt, and hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, floral, grass, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, hops, and bready malt flavors; with good robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this a nice and pleasant summer saison style. Well balanced yeast, hop, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of womencantsail
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing, Bobby.

A: The beer pours a cloudy golden color with a finger of white head.

S: An interesting aroma to this. Nice bread and wheat notes and a bit of spice. Light citrus notes and even a little bit of melon (honeydew). A light funk to it as well as quite a bit of yeast.

T: Nice and sweet with plenty of bread and wheat. Light spices (coriander?) and heavy on the yeast. As with the aroma, a decent melon character to it and just a hint of tartness.

M: On the light side of medium with a fairly high carbonation.

O: A pretty nice beer. Light and easy to drink, pretty refreshing, too.

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Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 3 Monts tulip. Pours a cloudy pale yellow amber with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Active carbonation. Aroma of lemon citrus, saison yeast, apple juice; slightly funky. Flavor is dry lemon and apple juice, mixed citrus, finishes with sweet and sour citrus and lingering lemon. The yeast leans towards a saison style, but also has a slight, fuller bready component. Light bodied, but pleasant prickly carbonation. An interesting light pale ale / saison hybrid. Flavors are kind of one dimensional, but extra points for it being unique; one of the more lemon forward ales I've tasted. The picture of a bicyclist on the front is great; this would be a refreshing, citrus ale for after cycling.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ, on to the beer:

Golden colored, topped off by a creamy head which retains itself well. There ends up being a lot of lace clinging to the glass as the beer goes down. Its aroma is mild, a little fruity. There are aromas of pear and cider, and a touch of barnyyard funk. Not too crazy, quite clean.

The easy going flavor of apple cider and subtle funkiness make this saison easy to drink. It features a light body, gentle crispness, a pleasant dryness, whcih helps make this saison a refreshing option for a summer day.

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Photo of John_M
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's.

The beer pours a fairly light gold color with good head retention and considerable lacing. Don't get a whole lot in the nose, just some lemon zest and light sour funk. The sour funk is more noticeable on the palate, with some more lemon citrus and some light sweet fruit (maybe some melon and cherry). Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, with a fairly long, lemon and sweet fruit flavor finish. Drinkability is good, with the alcohol completely unnoticeable.

A nice enough beer, though there's really nothing to distinguish it either.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. stubby Belgian style bottle,

A: Pours a deep goldenrod with a powerful white head, good lace.

S: Nose is heavily estery - peach, orange, yellow apples. Flowery.

T: Flavour is again dominated by the yeast flavours. Musty oranges, peach, apple, wildflowers, and just a hint of barnyard. Quite tasty.

M: Medium-bodied, tad overcarbonated but only just. Dry finish. Solid Belgian mouthfeel.

D: For being probably 6 months older than ideal it's pretty good, but it's a saison not a BPA so it should hold up. $6 isn't outrageous in this category, so it's a solid pickup.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a faint gold color w/ large fizzy head that died slow and left lace patches. A mild aroma of barnyard funk and some tart fruit tannins. Light bodied and real smooth, wouldn't say watery but real light. However, packs a nice punch w/ not only some funk but I pick up sour lemon and citric notes as well as hints of apple, pear and tropical fruit. Maybe a touch of honey or something sugary as there is a very lowkey sweetness to the beer and the finish is prickly thanks to lively carbonation. An easy to drink mild beer that is good to kick back and relax with.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a pale yellow color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch and a half of creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A surprisingly sweet, fruity aroma, with hints of yeast and hops as well.

T: Like the smell, the flavor had lots of fruit: Lemon, grapefruit, and other citrus fruits. Also had some mild hops and yeast. Slightly funky, but not nearly what you expect from a saison.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Light-bodied.

O: This is a good summer beer: Light, airy and easy to drink. Definitely not your typical saison, but a tasty beer nonetheless.

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Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Green’s on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours a hazy golden color with a 1.5-finger bright white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of crisp light malts with good amounts of funk and floral hops. Also present are slight amounts of medium fruits – pears mostly with hints of green apples.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though not quite as complex. Light malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by medium fruit flavors. Midway through the sip the flavor profile turns bitter with the addition of earthy hops and hints of light citrus. Very light amounts of funk come into play near the end of the sip, carrying through to a crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It’s got a nice thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this beer was a pleasant surprise, a very crisp and tasty beer that’s well worth a shot.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alexgash
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle. Nice cycling-inspired label.

Partly cloudy lemon-honey body. Finger and a half of loose-bubbled, gauze-white head. Some lacing. Lively nose, with notes of honey wheat bread, coriander, grains of paradise, mango, and plenty of lemon zest.

Light toasted malt up front with a hint of sourdough. Funky, minerally flavors follow and then lead into some zesty citrus bitterness and some faintly sweet, partly tart fruits. There's an earthy edge to it all that really brings it together. Finish dries out a little, with some brett and yeast notes. Moderate body with a very lively, prickly feel. Refreshing, and a great summer session beer!

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Photo of ordybill
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from an 11.2 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is very cloudy orange yellow color with a small white head. The aroma has an OK smell of malt and hops. The taste is better than the aroma but it is very sour.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3/5  rDev -19.4%

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